Eccleshill shown within Lancashire
|Population||276 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||Blackburn with Darwen|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Rossendale and Darwen|
Eccleshill is a civil parish in the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen, Lancashire, England. It contains the hamlets of Eccleshill, Grimshaw and Waterside. Located within the parish is Shaws of Darwen, a manufacturer of sinks and architectural terracotta. The factory, situated in Waterside, opened in 1908 and in the 1920s was Darwen's largest employer.
The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway's Hoddlesden Branch Line, a goods line opened in 1876, passed through the parish. It was built to provide a service to Hoddlesden, south of Eccleshill, and although a passenger service was proposed, the application was not successful. The goods station at Hoddlesden closed in 1950, but the line remained open to Waterside, to serve Shaws of Darwen, until 1962.
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